We all have some cross art around somewhere. It is that symbol of our faith which speaks of the love of God and the atoning sacrificing of Jesus. It is that reminder to us that because of what Christ has done for us, our sin problem has been handled. Because of the cross guilt does not have to have the last word and forgiveness becomes reality. Simply recognizing those two things speaks of the way our life is changed because of the cross of Calvary upon which the Savior hung and died.
For my whole ministry that simple sketch of the cross hung in my office. It was the object of much meditation and spiritual reflection over the years. It was something so empty of details that it gave my spirit room to roam as I viewed it. I often needed that simple focal point for meditation, but more importantly, I have and will always need the cross upon which my Savior died. It is the difference between living and dying.